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GBV Program Manager – International Medical Corps

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GBV Program Manager – International Medical Corps, August 9 2022
Organization: International Medical Corps
Position: GBV Program Manager
Deadline: 08.18.2022
Employment: Full time
Location: Afar- Semera

Job Description:


                                                   Vacancy Announcement


Job Title: GBV Program Manager 
Reference number: Vac/0212/22
Vacancy posting date: August 8, 2022
Closing Date: August 12, 2022
Duty Station: Samara, Afar
Duration of Employment
Employment Type: Fixed term
Salary: As per the organization scale
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About International Medical Corps

A preeminent First Responder, International Medical Corps provides emergency relief to those hit by disaster, and offers the skills needed to rebuild stronger. We train people – giving communities the tools and knowledge to be self-reliant and be their own best First Responders when disaster strikes again.

International Medical Corps focuses on the delivery of community-based primary health care.  We emphasize training and education, and prioritize hiring local staff – in fact, 96% of our field-based staff and health professionals are recruited from the local community. This helps to ensure that skills and knowledge are passed on and remain long after our programs have ended. Through the integration of specialties like emergency medicine, women’s health, nutrition services, water and sanitation, and mental health into the primary health care setting, we ensure that those we serve receive holistic, comprehensive care. The value of International Medical Corps’ integrated approach to community health and well-being and our emphasis on capacity building through training are critical for the long-term growth of ‘conflict and natural disaster-affected communities’ and ‘fragile states’.

Job Summary:

The primary function of the GBV Program Manager is to oversee the implementation of GBV programs in the specific location, ensuring that there is adequate staff capacity to deliver quality programming of projects throughout their cycles. The GBV manager will work with the GBV senior Manager and the GBV specialist. The manager will also participate in coordination functions that enable the functioning of multi-sectoral mechanisms of delivery of services for GBV survivors in each context and setting.

This position requires extensive experience and a proven track-record of coordinating and managing emergency response and recovery programs and as well possessing excellent relationship, representation, communications, planning, monitoring and teamwork skills.

Job Responsibility 

Program Planning:

·         Work closely with the field coordinators, the country management team, and field GBV managers to understand GBV program goals and to meet expectations

·         Guide prevention and response programming in the target locations

·         Maintain the functioning of women friendly spaces and the establishment of new ones as hubs for recreational activities, trainings, information, and support for women & girls

·         Support case management and psychosocial services for GBV survivors and vulnerable women and girls

·         Analyse trends of GBV and develop/adjust program strategies to meet needs

·         Lead the development of community mobilization and awareness-raising strategies

·         Lead and or support GBV assessments as needed

·         Lead and or contribute to the development of GBV related proposals for any new projects

·         Produce regular activity and donor reports


·         Work closely with local authorities, and NGO partners to ensure well-coordinated prevention and response activities

·         Actively participate in all GBV and protection related working groups and relevant task force meetings

·         Coordinate with other sector actors and working groups to ensure GBV integration


·         Train GBV staff and volunteers to provide psychosocial support and case management services

·         Organize and co-facilitate trainings for medical practitioners in clinical care for sexual assault survivors

·         Support development and delivery of trainings for partners, community leaders and others


·         Represent the organization at meetings as appropriate

·         Ensure maximum visibility of the agency amongst the UN, Donor and NGO community

·         Contribute to the positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organization’s Code of Conduct

Human Resources Management:

·         Assist in the selection, training, and support of qualified program staff

·         Develop support strategies for staff and introduce principles of self-care

·         Participate in staff recruitment, capacity development and performance planning and appraisal

Financial Management:

·         Prepare financial plans including procurement and spending plans in line with GBV programs

·         Work with Logistics to procure program supplies within program budgets

·         Adhere to International Medical Corps and donor requirements and flag any funding challenges


·         Ensures application and compliance of security protocols and policies


·         Consider security implications of all program activities, reviewing new initiatives with staff, partners and community leaders

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Job Requirements:

Job Requirement


·            University Degree in Social Work, Public Health, Sociology or related field. Master level education is preferred.


  • Five years of experience in implementing and managing GBV, gender, health or other related programming.
  • Background in GBV, Human Rights and /or Protection.
  • Experience in supervising, managing, and providing technical support, capacity building and assistance to field staff.
  • Experience working with communities through community entry, mobilization, and dialogue
  • Familiarity with standards and guidelines for GBV programming and coordination as well as guidance on protection from SEA
  • Familiarity with approaches for community and individual psychosocial support
  • Familiarity with international humanitarian operations, coordination structures, and the mandates of donors, UN agencies, and other NGOs
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written in English. Knowledge of local language is plus.
  • Female applicants are encouraged to apply!
  • Proficient in computer applications, especially with MS Word and MS Excel
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How To Apply:

How to apply

Interested applicants who meet the above requirements should submit their application letter by clearly stating the position that you are applying  on or  before August 12, 2022.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Note: IMC is equal opportunity employer and hence candidate from all background: religion, ethnic group, qualified women and people living with disabilities, etc are all encouraged to apply.

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